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From the 2nd of July 2024 we will be changing the way our service is accessed for more information click here https://thornfieldmedicalgroup.org.uk/2024/06/20/systmconnect/

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Think Pharmacy First

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns. Now, community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care.

Highly trained pharmacists at more than nine in ten pharmacies can now assess and treat patients for earache, impetigo, infected insect bites, shingles, sinusitis, sore throat, and urinary tract infections (UTIs) for women aged 16-64 – without the need for a GP appointment or prescription.

Community pharmacy teams are highly skilled, qualified health professionals with the right clinical training to give people the health advice they need. Patients don’t need an appointment, and private consultation rooms are available. Pharmacy teams can also signpost to other relevant local services where necessary.

Pharmacists have always helped patients, families and carers in their communities stay healthy and are well-placed to offer treatment for health conditions. By expanding the services community pharmacies offer, the NHS is aiming to free up GP appointments and give people more choice in how and where they access care.

Don’t wait for minor health concerns to get worse—think pharmacy first and get seen by your local pharmacy team.

For more information, visit.uk/thinkpharmacyfirst or find your nearest pharmacy by entering your postcode on the NHS website.